Originally Posted by drkaeppel
Would it help if I added the hops at the tail-end of the boil (when i kill the heat just before using my wort chiller)?
Do you mean moving your early-/mid-boil additions to a later time in the boil? Or do you mean using the 0.5oz Simcoe (that was dry-hopped) as an addition at flameout?
Some of the more senior guys can probably quote entire books on this sort of problem but my initial suggestion would just be to bump up the Simcoe. Or consider something a little lower on the alpha acids. When I dry-hop it's usually 1-2oz per 5 gal and I'll use either a high-alpha combined with a low-/mid-alpha hop or just a low-/mid-alpha hop. I like amarillo and columbus for a really in-your-face citrus aroma or something like hallertauer for a more balanced, floral aroma.